By Walter Riley and Anne Weills Many of the mayoral candidates are contributing to widespread apathy about the upcoming election by refusing to say anything important about the issues facing Oakland.
By Max Anderson QUESTION: Big Soda is spending millions of dollars to defeat Measure D. What is your personal connection to this issue? Long before Big Soda decided to lay siege to any community [...]
Len Raphael, a strong supporter of community oversight of the Oakland Police Department, is running to become Oakland’s City Auditor. He is endorsed by Councilmembers Desley Brooks, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo.
Mister Phillips’ father, retired Richmond police Lieutenant Tommie Phillips, inspired him to public service at a young age.Phillips, now aged 36, is running for the governing board of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.Phillips’ [...]
The existing Citizens Police Review Board and Community Policing Advisory Board are under the authority of the City Administrator.This past June the Coalition for Police Accountability, of which I am a member, proposed a ballot [...]
The City Council’s Finance and Management Committee this week endorsed an amendment to its Prompt Payment Ordinance that will ensure nonprofits that contract with the City of Oakland will receive payments for the work they [...]
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When the City Council adopted this year’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget, councilmembers voted unanimously for the WIB to come back with a plan on how to “put some skin in the game,” that is, [...]
Oakland-born D’Wayne Wiggins — nationally famous for his work with musical group Tony! Toni! Toné! — has produced a TV ad encouraging voters to support Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan, her campaign announced Monday. &nb
I have watched with intense interest our national, state, and local politics. As Richmond prepares to vote for a new mayor and city council, a few things have stood out as insults to Richmond voters.